I have this huge box of my parents' family photos that I've been wanting to organize for sometime now. It's one of those projects that is at the top of my list to complete but it just seems to get pushed to the wayside. I think my problem is I want this perfect linen album to house them in. I just need to get over it and move forward.
As I'm sorting and organizing all of these pictures, there are those that I come across and are placed in a special pile. The photos in the layout below are just a few of them.
My parents before children in the 1970's. I would love to have their story written down one day.
How did they meet? How did their families feel about them dating and later getting married? What was it like to be an interracial couple in the early 1970's? How did they want to raise us (Catholic or Baptist)? How did my mom feel about being a military wife?
Yes...I know most of the answers to these questions...but to have it in writing is so powerful.
So as I make my way through the rest of the albums, I'll be making a list of stories that I want to tell. Then...I need to turn that list into true stories rather than a "someday" project. I just may use this space for them too. It's nice to have it all in one place.
As for the family picture in the layout, I cherish that photo. It's the only camera photo that I found of the five of us together, where my brothers and I were under 10 years old. This fuels me to take more photos with the girls and Dre. I really am always behind the scene. Definitely my comfort zone.
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